Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 RV

Summary of text [comment] pages 83 and 84

[Welfare and other transfer payments are particularly deceptive.

When does getting something for free (one of the ways that the government attains its objectsorganization) sound like an “responsibility”?

Yet, it imposes the unavoidable: The recipient must vote for the Party of Larger Government.

In order to do that, the recipient justifies “himself” through state propaganda.]


Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 RA

Summary of text [comment] page 83

[What does Giorgio Agamben mean by the term “homo sacer” (Latin for “sacred man”).

In the camp, the sovereign holds the individual under the law as one to whom the law does not apply.

Why does the sovereign hold but the law not apply?

The subject is deemed a thinkanti-object, who has conscienceanti-object. So “his” very thoughts are crimes.]


Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 PL

[An (infra)sovereign religion cannot look at the character of the person. That would require seeing in terms of thinkdivine, a perspective that puts both sovereign and subject into context.

The (infra)sovereign religion can only look at people in terms of thinkpro-object and (its projection of) thinkanti-object.

The subject is reduced to the one accepting the object that brings the subject into organization.

Conformity to thinkpro-object becomes the common core.]


Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 PJ

Summary of text [comment] page 83

[Consider the sovereigninfra as a being that reduces the person’s heart in order to impose an organizational good.

What are some of the implications?

Here is one.

This religious being (the sovereigninfra religion) looks down upon the person.

It sees a person (modeled according to the intersecting nested forms) and attempts to directly manipulate features within that model.

The religioninfrasov nudges.

The religioninfrasov pushes.

The religioninfrasov bullies.

The religioninfrasov reduces subjects accused of thinkanti-object to the position of homo sacer (see Giorgio Agamben).]